Programs That Are Predatory: It’s Not Just at For-Profit Colleges

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Media Outlet: The New York Times

Kevin Carey wrote for the New York Times about the notion of expanding the Obama administration's for-profit regulations to certain nonprofit institutions:

For the past eight years, the Obama administration has waged a battle against predatory for-profit colleges. On Monday, the Department of Education released a final salvo — a list of hundreds of college programs that load students with more debt than they can afford to repay.

The failing-program list included ITT Tech, which filed for bankruptcy under federal pressure late last year, as well as industry leaders like Kaplan University and the University of Phoenix. And there — among a host of local graphic design, fashion, cosmetology and barber schools — is Harvard University.


Kevin Carey is the vice president for education policy and knowledge management at New America and directs the Education Policy program.